• ‘Tis That Time of Year: C-Suite Transitions
    By: Deborah P. Rubin

    This holiday season includes an unusual number of C-suite leadership transitions. Some have been triggered by company performance or executive behavior. Others are due to shifts in the business model, planned succession moves, or the unexpected departure of individual senior executives.

  • Quick Start Instructions for the First-Time CEO
    By: Eric H. Prensky

    Assuming the top leadership role in an organization is a life-changing experience filled with emotions ranging from exhilaration to a feeling of isolation. Whether you are a founder who just launched your own company, a Fortune 100 CEO, or somewhere in between, this can be a daunting experience.

  • Good Luck with Those Development Plans
    By: Cristina Jimenez

    While I have your attention, let’s (not) talk about what makes a good development plan.

  • Want Measurable Change? Think Operating Culture
    By: Gregory A. Janicik

    Many senior leaders consider ways they can define and transform their organization’s culture. However, there are so many definitions of and frameworks for organizational culture that it can be difficult to align on the best way to truly effect measurable change.

  • Succession Planning for 21st Century Talent: Part 2
    By: David Langdon

    It is often said you can only learn how to run the second half of a marathon when you’ve run at least one race. Nothing can prepare you for your reaction when you have to dig deep for the first time.

  • RHR Update Newsletter: Fourth Quarter, 2018 | RHR...

    RHR International's quarterly newsletter features highlights of blog posts, thought leadership insight, and research studies as well as media coverage and key industry events. Read the RHR Q4 Update.

  • Is Your Succession Planning Process “All Ornaments...
    By: Michael A. Peterman

    I work with a CHRO who once described her company’s succession planning process as “all ornaments and no tree.” On the surface, her feedback might seem somewhat surprising.

  • Succession Planning for 21st Century Talent: Part 1
    By: David Langdon

    Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is predicting and developing 21st century talent. As always, should you or any of your team fail, the C-suite will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This article will self-destruct in two minutes.

  • Humility and Leadership
    By: Jeff Kirschner

    Years ago, I shared an early draft of a competency model with a Japanese colleague. He responded, “Where is humility on this model?

  • A Breakthrough Alternative to Sourcing Talent
    By: Paul C. Winum

    For more than sixty years, the primary resource for companies seeking outside executive talent to fill key roles has been search firms. The search firm business model has been remarkably resistant to change, with both retained and contingency searches costing as much as a third of first year compensation for the hired executive.